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ABC
Feb 10, 2013 8:00am EST
15-year-old girl, hadiya pendleton, shot and killed not far from the obama home. this is a girl who actually performed at the inauguration. the president sent a personal note to the family promising he will work hard to end the senseless violence. so what's the status of gun control legislation which we know you'll talk about the show? >> one thing you'll see him mention is hadiya in the state of the union tuesday night and democrats will bring victims of gun violence into the chamber as guests tuesday including gabby giffords, and it appears a consensus is starting to develop over the idea of expanding universal background checks even if you buy one at gun shows where it will be more difficult for the president's agenda. it looks like the assault weapons ban is running into resistance even from democrats in the senate, and there will be a big fight over whether or not to limit those high-capacity gun magazines. i think that's where you'll see the focus of the fight going forward. >> the president is also going to be talking about taxes and looming across-the-board budget cuts. we'r
ABC
Feb 16, 2013 7:00am EST
control. the mother of hadiya pendleton made this video. >> a piece of my heart is gone. congress is debating how to fix our gun laws. they can start with background checks for all gun sales. tell congress to support common sense reforms so no more innocent children are killed. and no parent has to go through this heartbreak. >> this ad comes in the middle of president obama's push for tougher gun control legislation. abc's reena ninan is in washington this morning. reena, does the white house get a sense they're gaining traction on this issue, despite all of the opposition in congress? >> reporter: all the issues are pushing of all of them. they believe universal background checks might be the most likely to get pushed through in congress. there's still very much a tough uphill battle. but what is helping the white house, unfortunately, are the sad, sad cases of these shootings. sandy hook. yesterday, we saw the president actually break down and cry as he was delivering some awards to people who were there, adults involved in this situation, with that shooting. universal background
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